Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:15am
Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report
Government surveillance of civilians has declined in large part due to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden 's 2013 revelations, according to the latest inspector general audit of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The report (pdf), released Thursday, which covers the...
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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 1:45pm
Groups Slam Republican AGs Big Oil Collusion to Protect ExxonMobil
Environmental and advocacy groups on Thursday responded to recent reports that Republican attorneys general colluded with fossil fuel lobbyists to shield ExxonMobil from fraud investigations, saying the revelations were a clear case of industry corruption. "Republican attorneys general are working...
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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:00am
Point of No Return: Earth Reaches 400ppm Threshold Permanently
September's carbon dioxide output failed to drop below 400 parts per million (ppm) despite historically being the year's low point for CO2 emissions, which means the Earth has very likely passed that symbolic climate threshold forever. The Earth has hit 400ppm before, but seasonal cycles have...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:45pm
Senators Give GOP Harsh Reminder: #DoYourJob on Supreme Court Justice
Several organizations and lawmakers rallied together on Tuesday to remind Senate Republicans that they still have a job to do—confirming Judge Merrick Garland as a Supreme Court justice. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), Senator Cory Booker (N.J.), and Senator Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), among...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:45am
Congress Votes to Override Obama's Veto of 'Long-Awaited' 9/11 Victims Bill
Update (3:05 Eastern): U.S. Congress has voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of the bill that would allow 9/11 victims to sue nations, including Saudi Arabia, for any role their governments may have played in the attack. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 348-77 to override on...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 3:45pm
Networks Agree to 'Open Debate' Format for Town Hall—So What's Your Question?
ABC and CNN have agreed to consider "bottom-up questions"—those submitted online by the public—for inclusion in the October 9 presidential town hall debate, the bipartisan Open Debate Coalition announced Tuesday. "For the first time, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has mandated that...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:30pm
Trump Campaign Equivocates on Climate as Debate Fallout Continues
Among Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's many debate gaffes Monday night, one of the most blatant was his claim that he never said climate change was a hoax. At the Hofstra University debate , Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton challenged Trump's stance on the environment stating, "...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:00am
Air Pollution Skyrocketing Worldwide in 'Public Health Emergency': WHO
More than 90 percent of people on the planet live in places where air pollution levels are dangerously high, and millions of people are dying as a result of the exposure, according to new research from the World Health Organization (WHO) released Tuesday. Using an air quality model based on...
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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:30pm
First Nations Chief Rejects 'Charade' UK-Canada Reconciliation Ceremony
A top British Columbia First Nations chief has rejected an invitation to a "reconciliation ceremony" with the U.K. royals during their visit to Canada, saying he would not participate in the "public charade" that whitewashes the government's policy failures on Indigenous issues. "Reconciliation has...
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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:45pm
US to Fail Paris Emissions Pledge Without 'Fundamental Change': Report
The U.S. is on track to miss its 2025 emissions reduction pledge agreed to in the Paris climate accord last year—because it doesn't have the proper policies in place to meet the target, according to new research. In fact, the country is so far behind in emissions slashing that even if it...
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